Bookmaker Suspends Betting On British & Irish Lions Captain

Jason Hennessy

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It looks like a Welshman will once again lead the British & Irish Lions this summer.

Bookmaker Boylesports has suspended betting on Wales back-row Sam Warburton being named Lions captain.

The Cardiff Blues forward led the Lions down under in 2013 to a series victory and despite relinquishing the Welsh captaincy to Alun Wyn Jones for this year’s Six Nations, it appears Gatland is going to stick with his man.

Warburton is way out in front with every bookmaker at this stage, with odds coming in at around 1/3 with the majority of them. The next best priced candidates are Alun Wyn Jones and Owen Farrell who are as high as 5/1 and 6/1 respectively.

What do you think? Is Warburton the right man to lead the Lions this summer?